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by Slowroad
20 Sep 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: The Brexit thread

mercalia wrote: Poor old Boris is having a hard time having to maintain 4 1/2 kids on just £150k rather than his former £400k from journalism https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8750253/Subdued-Boris-Johnson-worries-money-salary-shrunk-150k.html ( only for readers other than Mick f) :lol: :lol...
by Slowroad
20 Sep 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aching neck and shoulders while cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Aching neck and shoulders while cycling

Did a short tour recently, using my drop-handlebar bike, I only use it for tours and occasional day rides. It's very comfy except this time I got aching shoulders and neck after 30 miles or so (was doing 45-55 miles a day). It must be something to do with the position, and the fact I'm not used to t...
by Slowroad
20 Sep 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard bridge fitting
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Rear mudguard bridge fitting

Useful advice on here!
Why is it that mudguards are such a pain?
by Slowroad
20 Sep 2020, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN5 at Wilmcote Warwickshire
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: NCN5 at Wilmcote Warwickshire

It's worth letting Sustrans know, it's probably not their responsibility but they can pass on to the relevant authority.
by Slowroad
13 Sep 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most countries in one day?
Replies: 45
Views: 2144

Re: The most countries in one day?

Three counties are easy, lots of them. Four: the Sussexes, Kent and Surrey is just one option. Five: North Yorks, West Yorks, South Yorks, Notts, Lincs - all pretty flat.
Anyone done any of these? Or the others - I've not looked at Wales!
by Slowroad
13 Sep 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 1335

Re: Dawes MTBs from the 1980s

Wondering what the smallest size was of these bikes? Always on the look-out for bikes for the 5'2" cyclist!
by Slowroad
30 Aug 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More info about this Dawes Super Galaxy please
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: More info about this Dawes Super Galaxy please

Nice! What is the wheel size?
by Slowroad
23 Aug 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1440

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

One of my bikes has a Campag hub and when I first got the bike (third or fourth-hand) was really noisy, I didn't like it. But since the bike had a bearings service - which wasn't really needed so the bike shop guy cleaned the cassette too - it has run much quieter. I did wonder which was the 'correc...
by Slowroad
16 Aug 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 16 expert tips for the perfect camping trip from the Guardian
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: 16 expert tips for the perfect camping trip from the Guardian

I thought it was a bit muddled! Switching from campsite camping to wild camping and back again. These sorts of articles often show the signs of hurried googling for ideas...
by Slowroad
16 Aug 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?
Replies: 39
Views: 2224

Re: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?

I once had a wild boar go off with my rubbish bag - but that wasn't really what I meant to post about...
Three months on, how are you all feeling about cycle touring? Who has been for a tour and what issues did you find with camping? I'm more interested in campsite camping.
by Slowroad
16 Aug 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services

The ctc solved the train bike problem 1978, anyone remember?

No, do tell!
by Slowroad
9 Aug 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

I don't think anyone has yet mentioned that 'Eroica' is the Italian for 'heroic' which is where the name comes from...
by Slowroad
2 Aug 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: Camping and Caravan Club sites opening this summer

Always check that the toilets are open. You can't really use a trowel on a C&CC site. Yep! You'll need to book ahead too - it's pretty clear on the website that there are no 'facilities'. Hopefully the long-standing policy of always accommodating a solo cyclist/walker will be reinstated at some...
by Slowroad
2 Aug 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Thought for the Day
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Thought for the Day

Thanks for reminding me - yes, I have very similar thoughts(!) about TFTD but like the contributors mentioned above and really appreciated Lucy Winkett's Thought. (However there are no humanists (or atheists) on TFTD yet).
by Slowroad
27 Jul 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: How Are UK Campsites Since Re-opening on 4th July?

Slowroad wrote: The C and C Clubs I've tried are either closed to cyclists I less they carry a toilet in or the ones open will only let me go if I join. I sometimes think they are stitching up camping Oldjohnw did you phone them first or just turn up? I'm hoping to use C&CC's own sites on a tri...